Invest in High Functioning CDFIs
Invest in high functioning Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to support community- based investments, financial literacy, increased banking, and access to financial tools designed to promote economic mobility. Fund financial education initiatives through:
- Public:Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs), municipal grants, etc.
- Private:Corporate grants, innovation and technological hubs, volunteers, etc.
- Philanthropic:Foundation grants, individual giving, volunteers, etc.
When possible use public transit as an alternative to commuting or exploring the region. Participate in existing programs intended to increase ridership; visit Citizens for Modern Transit for more information on trying our local transit system: http://cmt-stl.org/programs/cmts-try-ride-program/.